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Community Development Director

County of Clatsop, OR

31 Oct 17
Open until filled
$92,298 - $125,010
Job Function
Other Department Head/Director , Planning Director

Full Time

Related Topics

Community Planning
Job Location

800 Exchange St, Astoria OR 97103






800 Exchange St., Suite 310
Astoria , OR 97103-4544

Form of Govt

Council-Elected Executive (County)


Chief appointed official position was recognized by ICMA in 1990 as a Council-Manager position.


4 chief appointed officials in the past 10 years

The Community Development Director administers, plans and directs the activities of Clatsop County's Community Development Department including land use planning, building codes, permitting and code enforcement as well as coordinating land use planning efforts between affected jurisdictions. Our ideal candidate is a highly ethical, principled, and knowledgeable director who will develop, implement and evaluate short and long-term departmental and related organizational and community goals and programs. He/she is expected to support a solution oriented culture of collaboration, respect, transparency and objectivity; will be seen as open, honest, objective and direct in all interactions at all levels both internally and in public, and will facilitate a strong customer service ethic.

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in urban or regional planning, geography, public administration, landscape architecture, urban design, architecture, or related field and five years of progressively responsible experience in city, county or regional planning including at least two years in a supervisory or lead role.

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County of Clatsop, OR

Clatsop County occupies the northwest corner of Oregon bounded to the north by the Columbia River and to the west by the Pacific Ocean. Named for the Clatsop Indians, Clatsop County is rich in history, scenery and opportunity.
Ocean beaches, secluded coves, dense rainforests, mountains, rivers and streams make the County and its rugged coastline a major recreation center. Broad sandy beaches offer beachcombing, clamming for a Northwest favorite, razor clams, fishing for salmon, steelhead and trout, camping, hiking and quiet escapes. State parks and waysides provide miles of hiking and bicycle trails, wildlife viewing, scenic viewpoints, picnic sites and campgrounds, and all this is within just a few hours drive to the great Cascade Range, where you will find some of the world’s premier skiing destinations.
The first Clatsop County government dates to the 1840s. Today Clatsop County is one of nine Home Rule counties in Oregon. Five non-partisan elected Commissioners set policy and appoint a full-time County Manager, who is responsible for daily operations. The Sheriff and District Attorney positions are also elected.
Clatsop County’s 2017-18  budget is $65,198,690, with a General Fund of $23,344,770. The workforce totals 213 FTE. A Long-Term Financial Plan provides guidance for maintaining the county’s financial health and accountability. It ensures that the county maintains adequate reserves, that fees cover costs for services and that new revenue sources are

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